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croak

1. slang To die. How are we going to tell the kids that their fish croaked while they were at school?
2. slang To kill someone or something. We all watched in horror as the lion croaked its prey.

croak out

To say something in a low, gruff, possibly emotional voice. A noun or pronoun can be used between "croak" and "out." I wanted to say a few remarks at the funeral, but I had a hard time croaking them out.
See also: croak, out
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croak

1. in. to die; to expire; to succumb. The parrot croaked before I got it home.
2. tv. to kill someone or something. The car croaked the cat just like that.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Poor Tony and Cherie, Lord Crony croaked. The terrible stresses of the Iraq war, plummeting public opinion and family crises nearly drove the PM to resign.
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TV star Kermit brought The People columnist down to earth with a bump when he suddenly croaked that he was "unavailable".
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Cooper croaked: "It may have been all that shouting I did during the game, I'm not really sure.